Terms of Service

By using our website, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.

Using our Services

You must follow any policies made available to you within the website landing pages.

You may use our Website only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our website to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Using our website does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our website or the content you access. You may not use content from our website unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our website.

Our websites display some content that is not ours. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.

In connection with your use of the website, we may send you service announcements, promotional offers, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.

Some of our websites are available on mobile devices. Do not view websites in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

 

Your Account

You may need an account in order to use some of our Services. You may create your own account, or your account may be assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution. If you are using an account assigned to you by an administrator, different or additional terms may apply and your administrator may be able to access or disable your account.

To protect your account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your account.

 

Privacy and Copyright Protection

Our privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our website. By using our website, you agree that we can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies.

We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights, you can contact us.

 

Your Content in our website

Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.

When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give us (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this

You can find more information about how we use and store content in the privacy policy or additional terms for particular Services.

 

Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our websites. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a website altogether.

You can stop using our websites at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. We may also stop providing websites to you, or add or create new limits to our websites at any time.

 

Business uses of our Services

If you are using our website on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify us and our affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.

 

About these Terms

We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a website to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our website. You should look at the terms regularly. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a website or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a website, you should discontinue your use of that website.

If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These terms control the relationship between us and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

The laws of North Carolina, U.S.A., excluding North Carolina’s conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of, and/or relating to these terms or Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Davidson County, North Carolina, USA, and you and us consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

 

For information about how to contact us, please visit our contact page.

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